Immigration Newsletter

May 2017

This immigration newsletter is brought to you by the PwC specialist Immigration teams in the relevant Asia Pacific territories. 

  • Australia - Subclass 457 repealed; Changes to Australian Citizenship Requirements.
  • Hong Kong - Pre-arrival registration for Indian nationals; Visa requirements relaxed for nationals in Cambodia 
  • Japan - Japanese nursing care facility
  • Malaysia - TalentCrop announces changes to Residence Pass-Talent Applications; Professional Visit Pass (PVP) processing time to be shortened
  • New Zealand - Clampdown on non-compliant employers; Results of the 2016 review of New Zealand’s Essential Skills in Demand List; Lithuania and Luxembourg Working Holiday Schemes introduced; Changes to New Zealand Investor Categories announced
  • Singapore - Revised Processing Time; Transferring Employment Pass holders to related companies; Written consent is required for all work pass applications; New requirement for an employment pass holder appointed as director of a related company
  • Thailand - Transferring a current visa to a new passport; Increased capital requirement for applying for a one-year visa at the One Stop Service Centre; Changes to Long-term visa  
  • Vietnam - Work permit; E-visa for foreigners entering Vietnam 


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Tel: +[65] 6236 3648

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Tel: +[65] 6236 4095

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